Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
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Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?

Professionals in medical and allied professions not listed under the USCMA, often look at closely related professions to try and obtain TN visa status. Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians often look to the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists for TN visa status. We review the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists, the requirements, and who qualifies here.

How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
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How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?

After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.

USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent
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USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued yet another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through Oct.  23, 2022. In addition, USCIS made March 20, 2020, Signature Policy Permanent. Read more about this USCIS update here.

As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?
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As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?

The E-Verify system was created to allow employers to confirm the employment eligibility of both US citizens and noncitizens to work in the United States. Employers are able to use the E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility. Learn more about the E-Verify system here.

What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?
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What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?

E Visa status is available to nationals of countries that maintain treaties with the United States for commerce and navigation. The E2 Visa is specifically for those coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is whether the investment is considered “substantial.” In order to determine the substantiality of an investment, a proportionality test is used. We discuss what is considered “substantial” and the “proportionality test” here.

USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions
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USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions

On July 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provide an update on the expansion of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Petitions for Alien Workers. Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will begin accepting Form I-907 requests for Premium processing for the following:

USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination
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USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination

On July 14, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released some helpful tips for employment-based adjustment applicants and the USCIS Form I-693 Medical Examination. The following are some Do’s and Dont’s for your Form I-693 Medical Examination from USCIS.

E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station
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E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station

There are two ways to obtain an E2 Visa as a Treaty Trader, at a US Consulate or Embassy, or by mail with USCIS through a change of status. We recently received approval for an E2 visa for the owner of a gas station who changed status from a visitor visa to an E2 visa while remaining inside the United States. Read more about this case here. 

My TN Visa status was approved, now what?
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My TN Visa status was approved, now what?

Your TN Visa status has been approved, Congratulations! You are now authorized to legally work and live in the United States. As you commence your employment in the United States under TN visa status there are a few key points you should keep in mind. We cover some key points here.

I am on a TN Visa, How do I obtain TD visa status for my dependents?
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I am on a TN Visa, How do I obtain TD visa status for my dependents?

If you have been issued TN visa status to work inside the United States, your spouse and minor children also qualify to live in the United States with you under TD visa status as your dependents. Your qualifying dependents can obtain TD status at the same time you obtain your TN status, or anytime thereafter. Find out what your dependants need to obtain TD visa status.